Category Archives: Search Engine Roundtable

Daily Search Forum Recap: October 1, 2014

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web...

Google AdWords PLAs Automatic Item Updates

Google announced a new feature to help reduce the number of ad disprovals due to there being price mismatches between your PLAs feed and what is displayed on your web page. This is called "automatic item updates" and can be enabled if you have implemented schema...

Google Wants Ideas For Live Webmaster Hangouts Topics

Google is now frequently conducting live webmaster hangouts with normally one Googler and then nine other webmasters on the Google Webmaster Google+ page. Google's John Mueller does a ton of them and he said he is ready to schedule a bunch more but wants them to be topical...

Google Smartphone Icons Now Testing Again

Back in August 2012 we saw Google testing smartphone icons in the search results and then they went away. Google seems to be testing that again. Artem Russakovskii from Android Police spotted it in the wild, as have others...

Google’s Online Order Shipment Comes With Search Algorithm Help Request

Thomas Steiner, a PhD Customer Solutions Engineer for Google in Hamburg, Germany placed an order online at Lieferello for some cold beverages and in his order shipment box he found this colorful letter. In a sense, they bribed Thomas with an extra free bottle...

Android Slinkee

Google Android Slinkee

Matt Cutts Missing Google Search Quality?

Back in July, Matt Cutts shocked the SEO industry by announcing his extended vacation - many thought he'd never come back. He has not come back yet, officially, so it is unclear if he will. But for one thing, it does seem he misses the search quality team and the SEO industry...

Moz: Google Answer Boxes Now Showing Up 60% More Often

If you check out the Mozcast features tool, you may notice that the Answers box tracker shows a huge increase in the Google search results. This means that according to this tool, Google is now showing answers to queries at the top of the search results...